Our Mission - His Commission - Helping People become Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Lloyd Oakey

Interim Pastor

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Lloyd is delighted to serve the great people of Elgin Missionary Church during their time of pastoral search.   While relatively new to short-term ministry, Lloyd has over 40 years of ordained pastoral experience.  He has ministered in Niagara Falls, New Hamburg, Mount Brydges, Ayr, Elmira, and Tavistock

Lloyd earned a Bachelor of Theology degree from Master’s College & Seminary, but firmly believes learning never stops, and frequently takes courses, conferences, seminars, etc., to augment understanding.  Two years ago he completed the ‘Transitional Ministry Course’ with the Amigo Centre in Sturgis, Michigan.

Lloyd and his wife Margaret (Reuber) presently reside in Clifford.  They have five adult children: Rachel Thomson, her husband Mark, of Calgary; AB, Katy Oakey of Cambridge; Laura Koopmans, her husband Simon, of Donegal near Listowel; Benjamin of Cambridge; and Levi, & his wife Katrina(Gascho), of Kitchener.   They have eight grandchildren: Salome, Jaida, Elianna, Zuriel, Ezra, Aavram, Adelaide, and Ozara.  They also have an honorary son, Charles Opuch, his wife Syliva(Beck) of Triesenberg, Lichtenstein, and their son Elijah.

 Lloyd delights in helping people grow in their walk with God.  He enjoys meeting new people, spending time with family & friends, home renovations, and hiking.

Jeanette Smith


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Jeanette is a prairie girl at heart, having spent her high-school and college years in Saskatchewan. Upon college graduation she moved back to Ontario and found a job in Stratford. It was through that job she met her husband, Andrew, who has deep roots in Stratford. They recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Jeanette has a BA in Business Administration and Accounting, and brings years of experience working in faith-based workplaces. She enjoys using her skills to contribute in the sharing of Christ’s love in a supportive role.



Carol Rice


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While Jeanette is busy with bookkeeping (about one day per week) or away on vacation, Carol will be at the desk in the office, handling phone calls and answering emails among other tasks. Carol and her husband Steve have been married nearly 30 years and have enjoyed being part of Elgin’s congregation for 25 years.